Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin Image
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  • Summary: Songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin are reinterpreted by country artists that include: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Rosanne Cash, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton,Songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin are reinterpreted by country artists that include: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Rosanne Cash, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent, and Lee Ann Womack. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. Apr 6, 2018
    90
    The Nashville-based disc is not just more focused on a style and a subset of artists but leans toward the more expressly singer-songwriter-type material John was recording in the early ’70s, under the influence of his roots-loving collaborator.
  2. Apr 9, 2018
    90
    The artists take risks, and they--and the songbook--come out sounding the better for it.
  3. Apr 6, 2018
    80
    It's a revelation. Tyros (Maren Morris) and legends (Dolly Parton) mine deep cuts to reveal in John's songs a very country strain of stoic melancholy. Miranda Lambert delivers a stormy "My Father's Gun"; Don Henley and Vince Gill wring pathos from the divorce lament "Sacrifice."
  4. 60
    Overall this is, perhaps not surprisingly, a mixed bag with enough impressive, even stirring moments to make it a moderately recommended listen, albeit one that too seldom validates its intent of bringing homespun country grit to the John/Taupin songbook.
  5. May 3, 2018
    60
    Elton John has always has a country streak to his songs, and most of the choices on this compilation fit this repurposing like a hand in glove.
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  1. Sep 11, 2020
    10
    amazing album !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!
  2. Sep 12, 2020
    10
    love it so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  3. Jun 2, 2018
    10
    Simplesmente perfeito, tudo deu certo ao contrário do Revamp. Cada faixa soa como algo novo e pessoal do artista e não como um cover.